Waveland Cafe is a longtime favorite breakfast spot in Des Moines. The very homey atmosphere includes a wall of hanging coffee mugs waiting for their owners. The service is equally homey and welcoming.
Waveland is also a favorite of candidates and reporters, as you can see from the signature wall.
I ordered the pancake breakfast with blueberries. Everything was very enjoyable---the bacon was a particular hit. The portion sizes were just right, enough to leave me satisfied but not stuffed.